What's happening now?
We want to thank everyone who contributed their thoughts and feedback on the plans for Rabbett Reserve. Community engagement ran from 24 March to 4 May 2022 and we received 84 comments.
Support for the upgrade and the current concept design for Rabbett Reserve was generally high with some feedback suggesting possible changes or enhancements and other feedback raising concerns over specific elements of the concept such as impacts on the natural environment.
Our Community and Stakeholder Engagement Report contains all feedback received throughout the consultation period and our responses to questions and suggestions.
We will be commencing detailed design for Rabbett Reserve mid-late 2023. This will inform our tender process before any construction can get underway. We anticipate construction to commence early-mid 2024.
Site investigations such as ecological and geotechnical assessments will be carried out which, along with your feedback, will inform the detailed design process.
We will update this page as the detailed design gets closer to completion. Our aim is to keep you informed of our progress and to invite you to have your say on the detailed designs and any technical studies where appropriate.
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Rabbett Reserve will create a nature-based reserve in Frenchs Forest.
The design intention is to provide for a wide range of uses through the creation of numerous open spaces and facilities. The design includes opportunities for nature appreciation through the use of boardwalks, lookouts and interpretive signage along the creek and bushland. Retention of mature native trees, improving water quality and stream health are priorities for maintaining and improving the existing habitat for native animals and birds. It seeks to nestle open spaces amongst mature trees and low native plantings.
The concept designs have been prepared based on the specific site conditions and the existing qualities of each reserve. The artists impressions and plans below give you an idea of the proposed features and inclusions for Rabbett Reserve. Click on the images to learn more.
Have an enquiry?
Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:
|Name||Park Assets - Planning, Design & Delivery|
|Phone||1300 434 434|
marked 'Frenchs Forest Park Upgrades - Rabbett Reserve' Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655